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18th Mar

A lovely, bright and sunny day but not a great deal to be seen. The best on the land were a cock Pheasant, a Water Rail, 44 Jackdaws, 16 Chiffchaffs, three Wheatears and five Siskins.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen in the trapping area.

A Pied Shieldbug found in front of the Observatory was only the second record for the Observatory area. Hundreds of Firebugs were also found.

Pied Shieldbug Tritomegas bicolor   Dungeness   18th March 2024